Mount Carmel, a biblical symbol of beauty is home to nature, history and fascinating human scenery. The Druze towns of Daliyat al-Carmel and Isfiya are popular destinations, as is Muhraka,the traditional site of Elijah’s challenge to the Baal priests. South of Haifa is the Carmel Nature Reserve, including the Hai-Bar wildlife reserve. Nahal Hame’arot Nature Reserve tells the story of Carmel’s prehistoric inhabitants. The Mediterranean port city of Haifa is home to the gold-domed Baha’i shrine and gardens, the charmingly restored 19th-century Templer quarter, the University of Haifa and the Technion.